2015 Nissan Juke vs. Its Competition

2015 Nissan Juke
Bengt Halvorson Bengt Halvorson Senior Editor

There are very few rivals that offer anything close to the Juke's blend of style and personality.

The Kia Soul is probably the closest to the Juke in spirit, although the Soul is far less of a niche model—more an upright small wagon.

The Hyundai Veloster is closest in general design quirkiness, with its asymmetrical three-door layout and blacked out pillars.

The new Honda HR-V offers a more mass-market counterpoint to the Juke, and it's based on the Honda Fit hatchback so it should pack in a lot of practicality and space.

The upcoming Mazda CX-3 could prove an especially strong rival to the Juke, as it takes a sportier tack than the HR-V.

One other model that competes with the Juke is the Chevrolet Trax.

Although roughly the same size as the Juke, the Trax has a more spacious interior, although it's far less sporty or enjoyable to drive.

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Quick Specs
The 2015 Nissan Juke is part rambunctious rally-racer and part defiantly different crossover—and it adds up to a vehicle that you'll have some strong feelings about, one way or the other.
The 2016 Honda HR-V smartly trades a little of the Fit's fuel economy for exuberant styling, more headroom, and optional all-wheel drive.
The 2016 Mazda CX-3 is stylish, well-equipped, and one of the most fun-to-drive vehicles in its segment.
The 2015 Honda Fit might not up the ante in sportiness, but it offers up exactly what urban small-car shoppers want in safety and convenience features—and it's still as good as some utility vehicles or vans with its wondrous, unmatched Magic Seat setup.
The 2015 Hyundai Veloster is more sporty hatch than true sports car. Its design is sometimes a demerit, but that makes it no less unique.
The 2015 Kia Soul is a recognizable five-door boxy wagon that fits into urban environments and carries occupants with comfort and style.
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Detailed Spec Comparison
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